We officially have our plane tickets. It was a bit stressful this week waiting to hear about our travel plans, but the tickets have been purchased...we are REALLY going to Ethiopia. I am still in shock right now. We've got so much to do in the next week to get ready. It is happy exhaustion though.
It is funny how each step of the way we said, "once our dossier goes to Ethiopia we won't be stressed, " or "once we get our court date we won't be stressed", etc..., etc...I know it must seem like we are always anxious about some part of this adoption. I have come to the realization that each step is stressful. Even now that we have our tickets confirmed, I am now anxious about getting everything packed and ready to go. I am sure once we leave I will be stressed about making the right connections for travel.
My goal over this next week (as well as the week we are in Ethiopia) is to slow down and try to enjoy each moment. This trip is a blessing. The chance to see Zamara's home and to learn about her culture is an unbelievable gift. I really do want to savor every moment. I am asking all of you to help Craig and I be accountable to this!
Ok, so here are all the details...
We will drive down to Phoenix on Friday August 8th and pick up my mom from Sky Harbor Airport. She is flying in from Portland and will be going to Ethiopia with us. We are all staying at a hotel in Phoenix on Friday because our plane to Ethiopia leaves at 7:30am. We have a short lay over in Washington DC then it's on to Ethiopia!!! We will arrive in Ethiopia Sunday evening.
Keep checking the blog because we will post blogs and pictures (and video! if we can get a good enough internet connection) while we are in Ethiopia.